I’m starting to think like an old man. I’m only 30 years old and have constant thoughts on how kids have it easy these days. I am part of the technological transition generation. My younger days consisted of both wired and wireless technologies. I went from telephone modem connections and BBS systems, to wireless communication and internet we have today. It’s kind of crazy that the last, and current, generation of kids don’t know the joys of cassette tapes, VHS tapes, land lines, using a paper map, collect calls, and the original desktop computer systems.
Mechanical keyboards have made a big comeback in the gaming community. What once was considered an annoyance is now a luxury. I once had an old mechanical PS/2 keyboard that I used exclusively for years. I ended up moving to a quiet scissor-switch membrane keyboard because I was getting yelled at for typing too loud. At the time of my purchase, quiet keyboards seemed to be the trend. Even gaming keyboards that were backlit didn’t come with mechanical switches.
The Azio Levetron Clicker Mechanical Keyboard is aimed for the gamer entering the mechanical keyboard market. The Levetron Clicker uses a standard 104 key layout. The mechanical switch used is an APC BSW 070WH and is reliable for up to 20 million cycles. The switch allows fully tactile keys with sound feedback. Keeping the gamer in mind, Azio built the Clicker with a red rubber coating over the WASD and arrow keys. There is an 18 key rollover to prevent jams and ghosting. The Clicker uses a USB connection and comes with a limited 3 year warranty.